Edamame + Asparagus + Minty Citrusy Goodness

I tried a new combo of an old standby earlier this week–chicken and veggies.  It’s a common food theme at our house.  This try was Cooking Light’s Chicken Scaloppine with Sugar Snap Pea, Asparagus, and Lemon Salad.  Pretty, right?  Well, the chicken was good with a nice broth and wine sauce that made things a…

Chicken and ‘Maters (and Havarti with Dill)

Today’s menu offering is a good Monday Night Special. It’s quick, simple, and the Havarti with dill is fancy enough to make Monday a little bit shinier (or any night, for that matter). Yesterday was a pretty full day, which ended with a grocery store run, and some frustrating cabinet work. Those dern hinges are…

Dinner in Disguise

Some of my favorite recipes are ones that are really healthy while masquerading as decadent.  This salmon that we’ve enjoyed several times is on that list.  It’s just quick-cooking salmon and green beans (we usually use frozen both, since they’re cheaper that way).  That’s it.  Throw on some salt and pepper and a tiny bit…

Because Mondays Need Pizza

Yesterday included a job interview, today included a doctor’s appointment (no big deal, just not my favorite), and last night needed to include pizza.  I mean, it really needed pizza.  It needed cheese and comfort and celebration and carbs. I’m trying to be healthy though, and we did have homemade pizza last week.  That meant…

Cooking With What You Have… and picking a good recipe

On this Monday night, I found myself with a spaghetti squash, some pork chops, and approximately zero motivation to cook. I do, however, have a need for tasty leftovers to send with Scott to work. Welcome to an impromptu (11 PM) dinner of roasted spaghetti squash and pan-fried Dijon pork chops*. Mmm. I had intended…

Family Disappointments (and Salmon Baked in Foil!)

My parents have helped me move and unpack a few times over the years. They’re really talented in their respective fields, but they might have missed their calling as professional home unpackers. When I moved from Winston-Salem to Chapel Hill, we finished packing the U-Haul in the morning, drove a few hours, got the boxes…